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Sheriff’s Blotter: Sept. 24-Sept. 29

Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. No names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The following is a summary of activity from Sept. 24-27


Tough crowd

1:57 a.m. Portola. CHP transferred a 911 call. A caller reports that some form of a family argument is taking place. The first caller said they are okay now but were in an argument earlier. It started as a verbal argument and then they wrestled. Then, a second caller got on the line and said that his son was attacking him, but said the son was running away. The caller stated that he was bloody but declined medical assistance. The callers were advised to stay separated until a deputy could get on scene then the line disconnected. No weapons were reported. 2:05 a.m. A deputy attempted to contact but there was no answer, unable to leave a voicemail. 3:11 a.m. A deputy advised all parties involved were contacted. All parties are intoxicated. The deputy said there was mutual combat between both callers. Per parties involved, the two fight often. Both refused medical assistance. One subject said he would seek medical treatment on his own for a stitch. Both parties were non-desirous and were uncooperative with the deputy.

Morning crunch

5:48 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a vehicle crashed outside her home. The vehicle is a grey Dodge Journey with one occupant. The vehicle is flipped on the driver’s side, unknown injuries. 5:51 a.m. Quincy Fire was paged, helicopter to Plumas District Hospital requested. Care flight 4 accepted with an ETA of 7:03 a.m.

Multiple hazards

6:15 a.m. Last Chance Drain. A caller reports a flare up, a single tree is on fire. The caller also reported a safety concern of a large boulder that is being held up by burnt tree roots in the same area. The caller said it is not in the roadway but on the hillside. 6:31 a.m. A second caller reported the same tree on fire.

Early hunt

10:28 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports someone target shooting but is concerned they are hunting early. The caller was provided the number to Fish and Wildlife.

Confused on impact

12:09 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a solo vehicle accident at Hwy 70/89, the driver is out of the vehicle with unknown injuries. There was a small fire near the vehicle which is now out. 12:13 p.m. Graeagle Fire and Eastern Plumas Hospital were paged. 12:25 p.m. The caller was contacted and advised there is no vehicle accident at the location. The caller said he thought he was at that location, but is at A23/Hwy 70. The information was passed to incoming units. A 911 call came in at 12:12 p.m. from Hwy 70/A23 reporting a vehicle vs. deer collision. The vehicle is smoking. It was requested that Fire continue to respond.

Smoked venison

12:12 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle vs. deer accident. The vehicle is smoking. All parties are okay but requests that fire continue to respond.

Blazing Saddles

3:14 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports smelling a propane leak inside the residence. The caller said she and two other household members are still inside the house. They were advised to exit the residence. 3:16 p.m. Quincy Fire was paged. 3:33 p.m. Fire assist was complete.

Home alone

4:27 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports someone has been in her cabin, unknown suspects. The caller said nothing is missing but the subject has left personal items and items in the residence have been moved around. 4:52 p.m. The caller is now reporting another cabin has been broken into. Another stated all was okay about four days ago. The caller reported more items missing: a pocket knife, a bolo tie with a stone in the middle, and a leather belt. The caller requested to speak to someone further.

Can I help you?

4:11 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an unknown woman entered her yard and placed items on a table. The caller said she is too scared to look at what the items are. The event occurred around 3:30 p.m. The subject is a white female, thin build, and blonde hair in a tie-dye dress. 4:46 p.m. A deputy provided a ride to the hospital for the subject who had an injured foot and was sitting in front of the caller’s residence.

Not eligible for rehire

4:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reported a subject working on their property threatened to harm horses on the property after a civil disagreement and requests to speak to a deputy. 4:56 p.m. A deputy spoke to the caller and the subject who both stated they had a dispute. No threat to commit a crime was reported. The deputy provided proper civil procedures.

Nice rack

6:55 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports theft of deer antlers from his property. 7:42 p.m. A deputy spoke to the caller and reports no theft but requests extra patrol checks in the area. 1:44 a.m. The sergeant reports multiple patrol checks complete.

Another crunch

7:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a solo vehicle collision 3/4 mile up Big Creek Rd. in a Toyota Tacoma. The two subjects are still in the vehicle. 8:23 p.m. An ambulance can access the vehicle directly. It is into a ditch on the uphill side, there are no apparent injuries.

Tiny holds down the fort

8:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle with the doors open with a small female child alone inside, approximately a year and a half in age. The child has been alone for approximately 30 minutes. The caller said she went into the business to locate the parents of the child and the parents caused a loud disturbance. The vehicle is a silver van, and the subject parent was known. 9:12 p.m. The subjects were gone when the deputy arrived. The deputy attempted to contact the caller but there was no answer and is unable to leave a voicemail. The deputy checked the business and reported “no crime.”

Neighborhood watching

11:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller from Evergreen Trailer Park reports being notified that a subject started some form of loud argument and then left at a high rate of speed in an orange pickup, possibly intoxicated, but the caller isn’t sure. The subject is possibly going up Blackhawk Rd. 23:08 p.m. A second caller reports that the subject is now driving up Blackhawk Rd. at a high rate of speed. The information was sent to CHP.


Not looking for stardom

9:37 a.m. County Barns. A caller reports a subject on his property with a film crew at 2:30 p.m. yesterday. The caller said the subject was driving a black SUV with an unknown agency emblem on the side and a CA exempt plate. PG&E has been using the area to stage and security guards reported the incident to him. The caller said he would like info on file and he did not grant the subjects access to his property.

The final straw

12:45 p.m. Portola. A caller reports loose dogs, a Huskey and a brown Pitbull, killed his cat. The dog owner is known. The caller was provided information for animal control. 2:53 p.m. Animal control advised a violation notice was left on the dog owner’s door and will follow up on Sept. 27.

Ricky racers

2:28 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a verbal argument with four subjects on ATVs speeding on the road. The caller said the subjects are gone now but requests to report the speeding, as it is an ongoing issue.


3:08 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a drunk driver in a dark Toyota pickup with boxes loaded in back.

Senior moment

4:10 p.m. Calpine. A caller reports an 84-year-old male in a vehicle rollover with a head laceration and possible broken ribs at Snake Lake west of Gold Lake. The subject is alert and breathing in a Ford Bronco.

Might need another counselor

4:38 p.m. Portola. A caller said a suspect just drove by her residence speeding and flipped her off. She is requesting the info on file. 5:10 p.m. A sergeant contacted the suspect who was upset that the caller has been speeding down the road and wanted her counseled. All parties have been counseled and the info is on file. 4:39 p.m. The caller reported the subject yelled at her and now is following her in a silver Toyota van. The vehicle progress was followed via cell phone pings.

It wasn’t me!

7:12 p.m. Chester. CHP requests assistance as they do not have a unit in the area for a female subject advising she thinks she was drugged. She was pulled over in a pickup truck. Medical is enroute. 8:32 p.m. Seneca requests assistance with patient as she is being uncooperative.

Still life study

8:34 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports her roommate has been taking photos of her bedroom and all her belongings and acting very suspicious and harassing her. 10:07 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requests the info on file. The deputy provided info on proper temporary restraining order procedures.

The Hot Wheels gang

8:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that there are three juveniles on battery-powered 3-wheelers riding around the area. The caller said one appeared to have a BB gun and the caller heard a pop. The subjects were last seen leaving the front office in an unknown direction from Circle Dr. All subjects were in all black wearing black hats. 9:34 p.m. A deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the suspects.


If I had a hammer … I wouldn’t break into the museum

12:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone is breaking into the museum. He was woken up by the sound of breaking glass. The caller said he is going to be outside in front of the library in a camo jacket with a ball cap on. The caller said he believes someone is still inside the building; thinks he can hear someone walking on the broken glass. A second caller reported the sound of breaking glass coming from the museum. The caller is currently on site. Cases are smashed, the gun case is smashed, and it is unknown what is missing if anything. 1:00 p.m. A museum official called in advising they found a hammer that does not belong to the museum.

Technology assist

12:37 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a motor home fire on Thunder Alley with no one around it. The caller said it is an abandoned RV. Quincy Fire was paged. A deputy confirmed the RV fully engulfed. 2:07 a.m. Quincy Fire advised the fire has been put out. The caller said he has a video to give the deputy.

Theft and vandalism at the airport

1:41 p.m. Quincy. A deputy reported multiple hangars at the airport have broken windows and said they will need to do some building clearing. 1:53 a.m. A sergeant said Fire requested to assist with a propane leak. The line appears to be cut. 2:08 a.m. The propane is shut off. A message was left with Sierra Energy about the line being broken. 6:19 a.m. A late report: All buildings were checked, and no subjects were inside. A vehicle was broken into at the above location, there was a broken window to a Federal Government truck. Multiple hanger windows were smashed out, one vehicle, and possible theft.

Hard times

1:54 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone broke into the hardware store.

Where is he?

3:09 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that there is a man outside with a machete. She can see the man in East Quincy. The caller said behind O’Reilly’s, then stated behind the Bowling Alley, then to the center of East Main above Mill Creek. The caller was not very clear on the location and changed it multiple times. The call disconnected and the operator was unable to recontact.

Going right to the source

4:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller flagged down help for a propane leak at the old Sierra Energy/BP gas station. Quincy Fire was paged. 4:20 a.m. Advised line is shut off, the tank belongs to Ferrell Gas, and most likely belongs to Wild Hair Design on Main St. 4:30 a.m. A message was sent to Ferrell Gas. 7:04 a.m. Ferrell Gas recontacted and said they are responding.

Headed to the ER

12:25 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports she was just attacked by her boyfriend. Caller said the subject choked her and threw her on the ground.12:29 p.m. The caller is at a neighbor’s residence now and is safe, declining medical treatments. Parties are separated. 1:44 p.m. A deputy said the victim refused medical attention but will be self-transporting to the ER for injuries.

Locals to the rescue

2:18 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a vegetation fire, at the end of Mt. Hough/Crystal Lake Rd. by Mt. Hough, threatening her residence. It is not a house fire. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 2:25 p.m. Both departments were paged again, no response came from either. At 2:34 p.m. A slow rate of spread was reported. Residents have knocked the fire down, advise to cancel Quincy Fire. USFS engines enroute.

Receiving stolen property

3:37 p.m. Quincy. A man was arrested at Hwy. 70/Hunt and Sons on charges of receiving stolen property and probation violation.

Say it isn’t so

4:53 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports seeing smoke in the forest above Chandler Rd. near a dozer line. Info was sent to USFS who said they already have engines enroute. The caller said she saw two subjects running from the fire. 5:51 p.m. A deputy identified two vehicles and contacted both parties who had no relation to the fire or suspicious activity.

The camera is still rolling

5:00 p.m. Delleker. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding a road rage incident that occurred yesterday. The caller has video footage, and the subject is continuing to harass her. 7:22 p.m. A deputy advised closed pending further contact, was previously handled.


Cheap batteries

1:32 a.m. Chester. A commercial burglar alarm at Dollar General is detecting motion. 2:30 a.m. A deputy contacted the responsible party who advised the batteries are malfunctioning and the store is attempting to have it fixed. The deputy reported the building is secure.

Stealing from the government

7:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a USFS side by side stolen from a trailer at the Yamaha Shop. The vehicle is an orange and black two-seater.

Lock your vehicles

8:37 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports the theft of several items from a truck: 4 binders, 4 wrappers, and 1 cheater pipe. A detective made a criminal report.

Problem solved

10:07 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports fraudulent charges on his account, showing from the Evergreen Market. The loss is approximately $120. 3:02 p.m. A deputy advised the caller is requesting the info on file. Three transactions were cancelled by the bank, no monies lost.

Cell to the rescue

10:15 a.m. Genesee. A caller reports a fire in the grass moving slowly toward her house. It is 800 feet from her home. Her family is working on putting out the fire now. 10:18 a.m. There is poor reception and the line disconnected. Attempted to call USFS dispatch multiple times but no answer. 10:20 a.m. The info was relayed to USFS dispatch cell phone.

It’s debatable

10:53 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a man standing on his porch yelling profanities at neighbors, it’s an ongoing problem with the unknown subject. 11:15 a.m. The subject is “okay,” in an argument with himself, and his daughter is on the scene taking care of him.

Reaching for trouble

11:30 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports harassment from a subject via social media. The caller said the subject threatened to kill her and her husband. The known subject lives in Florida and the subject’s social security number was provided. The caller requests contact from a deputy. 5:06 p.m. The caller was contacted and reported she no longer needed assistance and requested the information be on file.

It’s a gift?

1:19 p.m. Portola. A caller reported Mariner Finance Company out of Roseville, CA sent them an advertisement for a $2,500 loan. The caller responded to the ad and $2,500 was deposited into his bank account. The caller said he is unable to find any contact info or business address to pay the loan. The contact info listed on Google is not valid or accurate. The caller was advised to contact Roseville Police Department, as well. 2:12 p.m. A deputy advised no crime. It was an unsolicited offer accepted by the caller and the subject was advised to contact Roseville Police Department.

Floatation device lifted

2:19 p.m. A caller reported theft of her paddle board. She noticed it missing Sept. 19. It is white with aqua blue/neon stripes. The caller said it was stolen out of the box next to the Dogwood Ct. residence.

Cruise control

2:29 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a slow-moving white pickup truck driving down Karen St. the evening of Sept. 25 at 3 a.m. The caller said it was suspicious.

Hunk, a hunk, a burning flames

4:39 p.m. Lake Davis. A caller reports 3-4 tree stumps on fire 3-4 miles past the cattle guard going to Walker Mine on Lake Davis Road next to the roadway; there are flames and smoke.

Match made in heaven

5:11 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports property damage at her residence by a known subject: vehicle dented, hammock, and wind chimes. The caller said she and the subject live together at the residence. 6:24 p.m. The caller called back and said the subject placed a padlock on the back door and stole her house key. 6:37 p.m. The subject is calling to say he went to the residence to feed animals. The subject said the original caller has been served with an eviction notice. The subject said he will not be staying at the residence until the caller has moved out. 9:51 p.m. The deputy attempted to contact the caller but no answer. A message was left. 10:23 p.m. The deputy contacted the caller who said no theft occurred and does not want the deputy to contact the subject. Civil procedures were provided.


5:45 p.m. Quincy. A subject was arrested on charges of petty theft from Mountain Craft Landscaping.

Unlikely rockhound territory

6:08 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports two subjects on the property who stated they were looking for rocks. The caller said the subjects were also taking small items from the property. The caller said she is not requesting deputy contact but would like extra patrol checks. The vehicle is a white Chevy truck. The subjects were a male and female. 8:04 p.m. No vehicle matching the description was found in the area. Deputies will remain on the lookout.

Flat drunk

6:16 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a drunk driver in a black Ford Focus with a flat rear passenger tire.

American Valley Speedway is at the fairgrounds

9:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports vehicles drag racing on Golden Eagle Ave. just turned on to Hwy. 70.


Quincy Hostel

1:12 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports two or three suspicious males loitering around the 76 and Sierra Energy. 1:24 a.m. A deputy advised the suspects were gone upon arrival.

False imprisonment

7:57 p.m. Mohawk. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding a landlord tenant dispute. 8:16 a.m. A deputy advised the caller requests info on file that his dog got out and his landlord locked it up all night instead of returning the dog.

8 a.m. casting call for Halloween recording session

8:22 a.m. Quincy. East of Quincy a caller said she can hear a man screaming somewhere around her residence, it is unknown where it’s coming from, she can just hear it. 8:45 a.m. A deputy was unable to locate and contacted the caller who requested the information on file only.

Can’t we all just get along?

9:44 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding ongoing harassment from a neighbor. 3:45 p.m. The caller called back, still waiting for a call from the deputy. 4:47 p.m. A deputy advises civil procedures provided.

Hot plate

11:07 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a stolen license plate. It is unknown when it was stolen but within the last week, the back plate only.

Space invaders

12:19 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a break in to his residence and several items missing.


12:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on a subject threatening suicide. The caller believes the subject is single and lives alone. She is currently on the line with their office. The caller said the subject sounds like she is under the influence, but it is unknown. Threats were to jump off a bridge, no other weapons mentioned. 1 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the victim and left a message. 1:11 p.m. A detective spoke to the subject, who is intoxicated, and is adamant she does not need help. She is just upset over a bill collector.

End of the rainbow

12:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a victim that just took out $2000 and now she can’t find it. She is there at the bank and trying to take out more money. 12:59 p.m. A second caller called and left her name and number. 1:49 p.m. A deputy advises reference to a report for lost property. The victim has end stage dementia. The deputy spoke to family members and will also forward the report.

Ghost driver

1:41 p.m. A caller reports she left her car at a known person’s house and when she went to pick it up it was damaged. The caller requests a call back. 4:13 p.m. A deputy advises it is a civil matter, no further assistance.

Different side of the coin

1:51 p.m. A caller reports he just saw, on his video surveillance camera, a known person remove a vehicle from his property that was not hers. The vehicle belongs to a known person who is deceased. The subject is gone now, and he just got home. 4:11 p.m. A deputy advises it is a civil matter, no further assistance.

Hot house

2:10 p.m. Chester. A caller reports smoke coming from the Best Western. Multiple calls came in reporting a fire at the Best Western. 2:24 p.m. A Fire agent advises there is a structure fire in the attic and requests law enforcement for traffic control. They will be calling CHP for assistance.

Last house on the block

2:45 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports her neighbor at Green Meadows Apartments vandalized her car. The caller requests a phone call and that the deputy not come to her house. 8:32 p.m. A deputy advised the caller was contacted and civil procedures were provided.

Love/hate relationship

3:12 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a suspicious couple walking on the roadway. The female has a black eye and keeps trying to push away from the man. No weapons were seen. The man has long dark hair, white T-shirt and jeans. The female has blonde hair with no further information. 3:34 p.m. A deputy contacted the subjects and advised no domestic violence and gave the couple a ride to their trailer in Beckwourth.

Chips fire

3:24 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a large pile of chips on fire on the north side of the road, about 100 yards from his house. The caller said the whole area is covered with the chips and he is very concerned. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. The info was sent to USFS and a deputy is enroute. 4:28 p.m. Assist complete.

Too soon?

4:41 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports people are burning a slash pile at their house.

Lifelong companions

3:59 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her niece passed away and she is concerned for her dog. The subject lived alone. Her brother possibly lives in Portola. 5:46 p.m. A deputy spoke with a roommate who said the dog is also dead.

How to be your own best friend

4:14 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known person having a loud argument with himself on his front porch. No weapons or other people are around. 4:42 p.m. The subject was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

Out of the picture

5:38 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports possible vandalism to her house. The caller is a seasonal resident. 8:49 p.m. A deputy advised that it was forest service that fell a tree and moved the firewood. The deputy advised it is a civil issue.

Permissible burn?

5:54 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports unattended burn piles at Alta Camp. Indian Valley Fire was paged. 6:15 p.m. Indian Valley Fire requests a deputy for a possible loud disturbance and illegal trash burning as well. 7:06 p.m. A deputy advised an unknown juvenile was hired to clear property and lit a pile of pine needles on fire and left the property prior to the deputy’s arrival. The information was passed along to the dayshift and a look out for the juvenile. The information was faxed to Chester.

It pays to advertise

6:00 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports found property in a storage unity including the “Hideaway” sign that was previously stolen.

Unnatural disaster

6:29 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a bear was hit and now in a ditch needing to be dispatched. The caller said he would call fish and game.

Hit and run

6:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone hit her vehicle. The vehicle is still there on Pioneer Road.

Car shopping

7:18 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious male looking in cars at the Gold Pan Motel. The subject was last seen wearing a navy shirt and shorts. 7:45 p.m. A deputy was unable to locate the suspect.

Lock ‘em up

7:29 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her travel trailer was parked behind the jail and it appears someone tried to light it on fire. A burned sweatshirt and a sock were found near the tires Sept. 27, with heat damage to the tires and shocks. The incident was reported to the jail sergeant but not to dispatch until now.

Bad call

7:54 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a male near the baseball fields on Gulling yelling for help and to call 911. The caller doesn’t know why help is needed or who the subject is. There was no description and it is unknown whether there are any weapons. 8:17 p.m. A deputy contacted several people in a makeshift camp near the fields and they said it is an intoxicated male. The deputy will try to locate him. 8:37 p.m. The deputy advised he contacted the subject who admitted to originally asking for medical attention, which he is not refusing. The subject has a “sitter” with him. Nothing further is needed.

Neighborhood watch works

8:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two suspicious males loitering in Quincy Lumber/Feather Publishing parking lot carrying a “kit” and driving a small white sedan or a white or silver pickup truck. No further identifying info was given. The suspects drove away when she yelled. The caller requests the info on file only at this time and will call back if they return.

It’s complicated

9:16 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports their stove blew up on his girlfriend. All parties are out of the trailer. The female party is awake and breathing but has burns. There are no flames currently. The caller also reported a loud argument with the park owner. All parties are separated. A second caller reported that the female party was causing a loud verbal argument with her, the caller is unsure why. The caller reports that the female was reporting that the propane stove blew up. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged and the hospital. 9:28 p.m. Medics requested a Care Flight, ETA 9:44 p.m. A second ambulance was requested. 9:38 p.m. The Care Flight and second ambulance were cancelled. 10:02 p.m. The area is clear from fire. 12:22 a.m. A deputy advised the fire was caused from an aerosol can being too close to a gas stove. The deputy said Fire requested assistance because the victim and landlord were in a loud verbal argument.

Deadly combination

10:06 p.m. Quincy. A subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and possession of a loaded firearm on the west side of Cemetery Hill on Hwy. 70.


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